Amah-Rose Abrams responds to ثلاثة خيوط ذهبية (Three Gold Threads), a new work by artist, performer and composer Liz Gre, commissioned by Arts&Heritage and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), as part of their artist-led research programme Meeting Point.
‘And what if he had only been a sculptor?’ —Enrico Crispolti, 2007
Lucio Fontana. Sculpture’ will be accompanied by a new, fully illustrated catalogue from Hauser & Wirth Publishers, laid out by the designer Leonardo Sonnoli and edited by leading Fontana scholar and scientific advisor to the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Luca Massimo Barbero. The book, realized in collaboration with the Fondazione, will be the first comprehensive monograph in English dedicated to Fontana’s sculptural works and includes a foreword by Paolo Laurini and essays by art historians Cristina Beltrami and Maria Villa, as well as an essay by the curator.
Book Release: ‘Lucio Fontana: Sculpture’
Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ new publication is the first scholarly monograph in English devoted to Lucio Fontana’s extraordinary sculptural work.
Released on 3 November, accompanying the artist’s eponymous show at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street.
Tai Shani’s first major performance project since DC: Semiramis for which she was nominated and collectively won the Turner Prize in 2019 takes place in the underground chamber of Farringdon’s notorious nightclub: Fabric. The play featured an original live score composed by Shani’s long-term collaborators Maxwell Sterling and Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas) alongside digital animations by Adam Sinclair.
Liverpool-based artist Salma Noor is profiled by Nasra Abdullahi. This is the fifth and final text in our series featuring artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural mid-career development programme for artists based in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
The work of Blackpool-based artist Garth Gratrix is profiled by Sean Burns. This is the fourth in our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural mid-career development programme for artists based in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
‘Food Of War’ presents a retrospective of the artist’s most significant projects and a collection of new installations and performances at Saatchi Gallery, London. In addition to historical events, this staggeringly compact exhibition addresses devotion to the environment and the refusal to leave a land that has been destroyed through conflict and animal rights. It exposes capitalism among recently sheltered indigenous communities, desertification through mono-cropping, and botanists’ unintended impact on the world’s ecosystems. - Gabriella Sonabend
Sean Burns profiles the work of Chester Tenneson as part of our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural artist development programme in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
George Vasey responds to the work of Manchester-based artist Pat Flynn in the second of our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, an inaugural artist development programme in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
“I think that Lear would be as shocked as anyone to find himself on the walls at IKON,” suggests curator Matthew Bevis during this exhibition’s opening. Best known for his nonsense verse, Edward Lear worked as an artist his entire adult life, producing a vast quantity of sketches – “around 9,000 compositions,” notes the catalogue, “roughly one every couple of days over a fifty-year period” – many produced during his restless travels across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Following the success of their recent Carlo Crivelli show, IKON now presents Moment to Moment, the first exhibition dedicated solely to Lear’s landscape drawings, a stunning introduction to an essential body of work. Review by Rowland Bagnall
Hettie Judah profiles the work of Manchester-based artist Bridget O'Gorman in the first in our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural artist development programme in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
Clay moulded relics, scripture, tokens of the domestic and spectres of the past being conjured through archival material; ‘Family Lines’ devotes its energy to embodying every aspect of how we connect to others and ourselves. I speak in the plural as this exhibition invites it, as it surveys the various inextricable manifestations of one’s identities, experiences, and familial and national connections. Ultimately, to think in the singular is to neglect the complexities of the human condition. Review by Ricardo Reverón Blanco
Sean Kelly is delighted to announce Natural Beauty, a solo-exhibition of new work by Nigerian- American, Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Akinbola. This presentation, occupying the front and lower galleries, includes the artist’s signature Camouflage paintings, single and multi-panel works that utilize the ubiquitous du-rag as their primary material. Universally available and possessed of significant cultural context, the du-rag represents for Akinbola a readymade object that engages the conceptual strategies of Marcel Duchamp and other significant artistic predecessors. From the press release.
In this ground-breaking show, curator Laura Claveria sets out to ask some hard questions and to hear some problematic answers about how African, Caribbean and Asian communities and cultures, who are so essential to Leeds’ success, are represented and interpreted in Leeds Art Gallery’s collection. Review by Daniel Barnes
Emalin is pleased to present On The Record, Off The Record: Sound Off, a solo exhibition of new and archival works by American artist Kembra Pfahler, the artist’s third at the gallery. The exhibition comprises never-before-seen collages made for the artist’s performances in the 1990s across the venues of New York’s underground scene, alongside a selection of recent drawings. Sound Off is the third of Pfahler’s On The Record, Off The Record trilogy, following live performances at New York’s Pioneer Works earlier this year and at Participant Inc in 2021. A recording of the Participant Inc performance, live-streamed last year due to pandemic restrictions, is screened on the ground foor. From the press release.